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VIDEO: US military’s first Hindu chaplain

Returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan often struggle with readjusting to civilian life, health issues, and guilt. Until recently, the 1,000 or so Hindus serving in the US military – and their families – lacked a military confidant who understood their religion and culture. But now Captain Pratima Dharm has been appointed as the […]

US politics live: Herman Cain denies endorsement rumours

Good morning: Herman Cain may have crashed out of the Republican presidential nomination contest but now the battle begins for his followers, donors and supporters, orphaned by Cain’s decision to drop out. Cain is said to be holding a press conference at 2pm today – supposedly to announce who he is endorsing – although Cain’s […]

Mapping New York’s hidden gems: how crowdsourcing is taking the city back

Cities are more than concrete and traffic; look a little harder and you can find places to sit, and breathe and escape the world. But sometimes, you have to look really hard. And that’s what The New York World has been doing for the past two weeks, ever since it went on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer […]

Barbara Kent obituary

It is in the nature of cinema that an actor who made her last film appearance more than seven decades ago, and who retreated from public view in the late 1940s, refusing photographs and interviews ever since, can still be appreciated on screen as young, as lovely and as fresh as ever. Barbara Kent, who […]

Martin Luther King finally honoured in Washington after 43 years

In 1968 the African American fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha had a dream. It would build a monument in Washington DC to honour one of its members who had been gunned down just weeks before as he stood on a motel balcony in Memphis. It may have taken 43 years, and several bitter controversies, but on […]

Steve Jobs: the 10 best tributes

Stanford commencement address 2005 Steve Jobs’ address to Stanford in 2005 Jobs urged Stanford graduates to, as the university put it, “pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks – including death itself”. He said: No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to […]

US politics live blog: Election calendar chaos for Republican candidates

10.30am: Today’s theme is uncertainty: uncertainty over whether New Jersey governor Chris Christie is a presidential candidate, uncertainty over when and where the Republican presidential primaries will take place, and uncertainty over whether the GOP’s grassroots even like any of the candidates on offer: • Christie: Since making his quasi-presidential speech on Tuesday night there […]

GOP presidential candidates debate in Orlando

Welcome to our live coverage of the GOP presidential debate tonight in Orlando, Florida, before an audience of 3,500 Republicans baying for blood – someone’s blood. The debate itself kicks off at 9pm ET (2am BST) on Fox News – the late start time presumably so as not to get in the way of X […]